RE: How to save the iptables rules for booting?
But that would be just like running /etc/init.d/iptables. But what we
need is running the command '/etc/init.d/iptables start'.
I tried to make a link with the start parameter like
>ln -s /etc/init.d/iptables '/etc/rcS.d/S38iptables start'
But the above also doesn't run it the way we want it to run. The only
inefficient method I came up with is making a shell script called
iptables-boot that runs the command '/etc/init.d/iptables start' inside
it, and making a symbolic link to this file in the rcS.d. This does work
fine, but I feel it's very unprofessional and must be better ways to do
this. Is it? Please advice.
From: Jon [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 5:00 PM
To: Nabil MALIK / KTEFH - OTAS
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: How to save the iptables rules for booting?
Actually, calling '/etc/init.d/iptables start' will be the same as
So you just need a standard symlink in /etc/rc?.d/S05iptables ->
Then to save your rules (as im guessing you already did) just manually
----- Original Message -----
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 16:17:07 +0300
Subject: How to save the iptables rules for booting?
I know the script /etc/init.d/iptables can be used to save the rules.
I made it save in the 'active' rule set. But what is the standard way
to run '/etc/init.d/iptables load active' at boot time. I manually
added a symbolic link to the /etc/rcS.d folder for
'/etc/init.d/iptables load active', and it works, but still is there a
more user friendly way for that in Debian? If not, please also let me
know if the manual way I used is reasonable, since I am new to Linux?
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